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EU rebellion: Italy, Spain and France join eurosceptic alliance to leave Brussels bloc
January 25, 2021
Charles-Henri Gallois says EU is ‘totally useless institution’
In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Generation Frexit founder Charles-Henri Gallois revealed he is teaming up with Italexit, Espexit and other anti-European Union campaigners in the continent, to launch a joint programme against the Brussels bloc.
The French politician said he has been in touch with Italexit founder Gianluigi Paragone and Somos España leader Luis Carlos Nogues to launch a “eurexit platform” and join forces in the fight to allow their respective countries to leave the EU.
Mr Gallois said: “I’m for Frexit but this is not only a Frexit project.
“The conditions to the EU membership have changed a lot since the Maastricht Treaty as it would be quite normal, if you’re a democrat, as the conditions change to consult the people and ask if they still want to stay or not within in the European Union.
“We have this big platform, this big project about a referendum on Frexit just as the British had a referendum on Brexit.”
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Asked if he intended teaming up with other European partners after he revealed he has been in touch with Italian Senator Gianluigi Paragone, he said: “Definitely, we have written together, with also a Spanish political party (Somos España), a manifesto.
“We are also talking with other European parties across the continent.
“We are working on a platform, which is eurexit, to have our exit in different countries because we don’t hate other European countries.
“On the contrary, we love Europe, but we hate the EU. So we are working together to help these countries get out of the EU.
“I think it’s in the interest of each individual country so we will continue to work with our Italian and other friends.”
Express.co.uk contacted Mr Paragone who confirmed his intention to join the project.
He said: “I can confirm, but we are really at the beginning of a long journey.
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“We are starting the respective internal political paths and immediately afterwards we will face the one of close alliance.”
Mr Nogues, founder of the Somos Espana party which has in its manifesto the promise to take Spain out of the Brussels bloc, also confirmed the joint intentions.
He said: “We are trying to build an eurexit movement.
“We promoted the eurexit manifesto.”
He added others in the Netherlands and Ireland are also getting involved.
Mr Gallois said he believes French people would vote to leave the bloc in a referendum on the EU “as soon as possible”.
The French eurosceptic explained only a referendum would allow for a proper debate on the cons and pros of the European Union.
Presidential elections as well as European Parliament elections would not be enough to address the big issue, he argued.
Mr Gallois also hailed Boris Johnson and UK for standing firm against the EU when the EU ambassador to Britain was denied diplomatic status last week.
“I think every country should do the same,” he said.
Adding the move felt like a “revenge” for all French people who believe the EU should not be treated as a nation state.